There's more to health than the absence of disease.
A review of the available research finds that physical punishment is significantly linked to bad outcomes for kids.
The book tour has prompted some poignant responses, including this one from a reader who contacted me via a Twitter…
A suggestion for compulsive checkers
Homosexuality might be partly driven by a mother’s immune response to her male fetus—which increases with each son she has.
Post-mortem sperm extraction gives widows the chance to have children with the recently departed.
It’s a paradox: Shouldn’t the most accomplished be well equipped to make choices that maximize life satisfaction?
As a growing population ages, could computerized assistants provide medical support and companionship?
A new study suggests yes, but it depends on the relationship.
An exploration of syndromes that are unique to particular cultures.
According to a new CDC study, suicide rates jumped sharply in the U.S., particularly among women and Native Americans.
And what we can learn from it today.
Researchers estimate 2.17 billion people live in areas where the mosquito-borne virus could thrive.
Is it because half our brain is staying up to keep watch?
During longer space missions, some may prefer to suppress their periods entirely.
The number of professionals available to help patients parse through testing results simply isn’t keeping pace with spiking demand.
Landmark breakthroughs in cancer treatment and a policy structure where those advances can flourish have given fuel to the ambitious “Moonshot” to cure the disease. But is it really possible?
As lifespan increases, Americans—particularly younger Americans—spend more time in poor health.
A new study suggests that planned lapses in self-control can help you stick with your goals over time.
What it means when an outbreak’s worst effects occur in the long-term.
A new law in Mississippi makes it legal for physicians and therapists to opt out of care on religious grounds. What does this mean for medicine?
Nine years ago today, in a narrow 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Partial-Birth Abortion Act, which…